Don't hold your breath for members of Congress to address our pressing national issues anytime soon. However, there are three deadlines that will force their hand.
"Economists from across the political spectrum warn that such tax increases and spending cuts would have a devastating effect on a still sputtering U.S. economy, quite possibly returning it to recession."
Until Congress approves Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) for Russia, American workers, farmers, and companies will be left sitting on their hands while 154 other nations engage in liberalized trade with the world’s 9th largest economy.
Clearly, we are facing an enormous skills gap in our workforce, more pronounced than any of us have seen in our lifetimes. Fortunately, the problem is not without remedy.
Small business owners’ concerns about the future—particularly on health care and taxes-—are impacting their hiring, according to the U.S. Chamber’s fifth quarterly small business survey released today.